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How do I access the motor in my bottom dish drawer? I think a piece of plastic broke off the motor rotor assembly. The display flashes F2.

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If you do not have got your user manual for this unit then refer

You get to the point where the instructions say how to clean the filter plate page 24. At this point you see the top of the impeller which is attached to the rotor (this unit does not have the motor - very compact and sophisticated).

With your fingers twist the lock disc that surrounds the impeller until it is released from the slots that hold it in place. Take it out and that frees up the rotor. Pull it out slowly but firmly. You will not damage anything as there are no wires (it is a rotor).

Check inside the cavity for debris. Also see there is no debris sitting inside the drain sump and the channel between the rotor cavity and drain sump. You will need a thin but stiff wire to access this.

Then it is a matter of getting a new rotor and placing it in (about $60).

You can go to your local parts supplier and ask. I don't believe the company dealers will sell direct to you unless you are a certified technician. You may have to carry the broken part with you.

The part number for the rotor assembly is 525884

Hope this helps. The reason for the impeller or rotor breaking is that a hard item like bone piece or seed went through the rotor cavity possibly because the drain filter was not sitting correctly or it was unclean. Also before you start the dishwasher check for any item that could have fallen on the base like cuttlery.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010


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